Health Law Repeal Could Cost California 334,000 Jobs, According To Analysis
The estimate is based on the assumption that income-based tax credits and federal funding to support states’ expansion of Medicaid are eliminated.
Study Says Health Law Repeal Could Cost California 334,000 Jobs
Repeal of the Affordable Care Act could spur the loss of an estimated 334,000 jobs in California, according to a new report from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University and The Commonwealth Fund. (Plevin, 1/5)
And in other news on the implications of the health law debate on California —
KPBS Public Media:
Medi-Cal Recipients Statewide Would Feel The Pain Of Obamacare Repeal
Republicans in Congress have promised to repeal Obamacare. And if they do so, Medi-Cal, California's health program for the poor, will suffer a massive body blow. The California Budget & Policy Center said it won't only be people in Democratic strongholds who will feel the pain. A report from the non-partisan group, which lists Medi-Cal enrollment by county and as a percentage of each county's population, shows the effects will be felt statewide. (Goldberg, 1/6)
The Sacramento Bee:
Congressional Democrats Push Back On GOP Plan To Repeal Obamacare
Congressional Republicans are moving quickly to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and follow through on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise. But with no plan detailing the specifics of how Obamacare may be replaced, their Democratic counterparts fear tens of millions of Americans will lose health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act extended coverage to 3.8 million Californians alone, and would cost the state more than $15 billion a year to maintain without federal support. (Luna, 1/6)
House GOP Leader Asks Jerry Brown: How Would You Replace Obamacare?
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has written to Gov. Jerry Brown and the leaders of other states soliciting their input for replacing Obamacare. ... Aides to Brown and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones confirmed receipt of the letter, and responses are due Jan. 13. It’s unclear whether Brown will respond, but Jones’ spokesman said he would be sending a reply. (Cadelago, 1/5)